Implementing the Medicare electronic remittance advice.Healthc Financ Manage. 1995 Jan; 49(1):78-80, 82.HF
Some hospitals have delayed converting to the electronic remittance advice recently implemented by the Health Care Financing Administration because the process is unfamiliar and because the electronic data interchange (EDI) translation software is expensive. However, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) found that it could begin to reap the benefits of EDI technology by using existing software and hardware along with a common-sense approach to implementation. As a result, UPMC has begun an organizationwide EDI initiative designed to reduce costs and improve cash flow.